Rock Canyon swim beach at the Lake Pueblo State Park has been closed after high levels of E. coli bacteria were detected. The beach is open Thursday through Monday, so the closure will first impact the beach tomorrow, August 5th.
Park Manager Brad Henley said this week’s heavy afternoon thunderstorms may have washed bacteria from the neighboring areas into the water at the beach.
Lake Pueblo staff regularly tests the water for compliance with state health regulations. Henley said the high levels of bacteria were first detected Tuesday. Another test was completed Wednesday and the results will be available on Thursday.
“We will continue to monitor the situation. The beach will remain closed until the bacteria levels drop to below the state requirements,” said Henley. “Public health and well being are the top priorities at Lake Pueblo.”
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